Rory McKenzie Paradigm

Last changed 10/12 9:06A CDT

Current coach/DOF at Lindale High School.

For email chains: mckenziera @ lisdeagles.net

CX - This is where I have spent the majority of my time judging. While I am comfortable judging any type of round, my preference is a more traditional round. Debate rounds that are more progressive (kritikal affs, performance, etc...) are totally fine, but you'll do best to slow down and go for depth over breadth here. I think that judges are best when they adapt to the round in front of them. Writing the ballot for me in the last few speeches can be helpful.

LD - Despite judging policy debate most, I was raised in a traditional value and criterion centric area. Still, I think that policy debates in LD are valuable. See my notes above about progressive argumentation. They're fine, but you'll probably need to do a few things to make it more digestible for me. Again, though, you do you. Writing the ballot for me in the last few speeches can be helpful.

PF - I judge only a few PF rounds a year. I'm not up-to-date on the trends that may be occurring. I naturally struggle with the time restraints in PF. I generally feel like teams often go for breadth instead of depth, which I think makes debate blippy and requires more judge intervention. I'd rather not hear 20 "cards" in a four minute speech. Framework is the most reliable way to construct a ballot. Writing the ballot for me in the last few speeches can be helpful.

Congress - Speeches should have structure, refutation, research, and style. Jerky Parliamentary Procedure devalues your position in the round.

Speech - Structure and content are valued equally. I appreciate, next, things that make you stand out in a positive way.

Interp - Should have a purpose/function. There's a social implication behind a lot of what we perform. I value great introductions and real characters.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UIL District Tournament 2/20/2020 PF PF Rou M 93 M 95 Aff Aff on a 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R7 St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Stuyvesant CN Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R6 McDowell LK Phoenix Country Day NC Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R5 Niles North VU Nashua HS South ML Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R4 Mamaroneck MM Gulliver Prep GV Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R3 Long Branch AG Mamaroneck SM Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R2 Mamaroneck MR Boston Latin NS Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R1 Mamaroneck TD Niles North FS Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R6 JBS Law Magnet CD Hendrickson DK Neg
Baylor Summer Debate Workshop 7/19/2019 VCX R4 Andrew Callender & Andrew Kloak Gabe Vasquez & Kelton O'Neil Aff
Baylor Summer Debate Workshop 7/19/2019 VCX R3 Davis Miller Herman Vazquez & Ryan Wilkinson Aff
Baylor Summer Debate Workshop 7/19/2019 VCX R2 Steven Payne & Jakob Sauve Ayari Araujo & Paloma Gonzalez Aff
Baylor Summer Debate Workshop 7/19/2019 VCX R1 Amanda Mao & Jody Keahey Caitlin Morrow & Maria Piedra Neg
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 VCX 4 Utopian Hillbillies Bush & Reed Sultans of Oman Powers & Stansbery Neg
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 VCX 3 Sultans of Oman Birdwell & Bunting Sultans of Oman Fajardo & Hurtado Aff
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 NCX R1 Novice CX Frosch & Casteneda Novice CX Holliman & Arroyo Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX Octafi Harker LM Bellarmine College Prep VR Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R6 Hawken TM Lowell YW Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R4 Gunn Sr LM Peninsula LL Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R3 Prosper RW Harker AM Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R2 Harker TS Princeton DB Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R1 Archbishop Mitty BP Prosper WK Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R6 Baton Rouge Magnet GQ Airline MB Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R4 Petal GB Bentonville MT Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R2 Henry W Grady WN Georgetown Day JL Aff
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 VCX R4 Jesuit CP WM Greenhill LK Neg
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 VCX R3 St. Mark's School of Texas AS Colleyville Heritage CA Neg
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 VCX R2 Jesuit CP CR Greenhill GM Aff
Plano West Wolf Classic 10/19/2018 VCX R1 Coppell GG Jesuit CP BK Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PF R1 Richardson UH Hebron KW Neg
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VLD Sems Colling's Lab CMa Jake's Lab GJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VCX R3 Kick Affs Taylor & Nichols Disadpointments Jackson & Worke Aff
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VCX R2 Bad Stuff 2.0 Lin & Goodman Kick Affs Sharp & Menefee Neg
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VCX Q R1 Disadpointments Limming & Livingston TEAM TRUMP Garza & Johnson Aff
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VCX R1 TEAM TRUMP Johnson & Garza Ship Erb & Schabel Aff
Winston Churchill Classic 1/5/2018 LD Quarte Westwood RS Stony Point EW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Winston Churchill Classic 1/5/2018 LD Octos Westwood RS San Marcos WH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Winston Churchill Classic 1/5/2018 LD R4 Westwood SM Lake Travis BO Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD Octs Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Millburn AH Neg Neg on a 2-1
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD Double Woodberry Forest JL Thomas Jefferson HSST MD Aff Neg on a 2-1
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R5 Woodgrove NaRa Millburn EE Neg
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R5 Woodberry Forest PP Pennsbury CZ Neg
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R4 Millburn FD Woodberry Forest JL Neg
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R4 DuPont Manual AD Livingston IB Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R2 Bronx HS Of Science HL Millburn KW Neg
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R2 Langley SA Masters MM Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R1 Harrison DD Byram Hills LG Neg
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/10/2017 JVLD R1 Harrison EV Bridgewater Raritan RM Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R5 KapMou PW Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R4 JesPre WM BluVal LK Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R1 HigPar CM BluVal RB Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX Oct LibArt AC RouRoc CJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX R4 0 GS Kinkai BR Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX R2 Crosby BM Woodla MR Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 LD Double Woodlands College Park JZ Greenhill MR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 LD R5 Isidore Newman SG Boca Raton Community OL Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 LD R5 Woodlands DY Edina MK Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 LD R3 Plano Senior AT Winston Churchill BR Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 LD R1 Marcus AE Harker EM Neg
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 4 SacHea Callie Freeman HalHol Samta Abrole Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 3 Chamin John Michael Magloire CenHS Anubhav Garg Neg
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 1 PotDeb Ethan Liu BarFam Marina Barnes Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX Double Loyola GT Skyline HL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R6 Nevada Union LM College Prep TC Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R5 Lowell BC USN MR Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R4 Peninsula MS Barstow FN Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R3 Harker KH Oregon Episcopal School (OES) JL Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R2 Encinitas Independent WW Harker RS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R1 Jesuit CP KT University HS - Fresno BR Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Round LibArt AV Westwo JM Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Round HouAca BH LibArt CM Neg
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Round EasAca CG Hendri BS Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 PFD R3 Coronado YS Plano Senior KZ Neg